(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars”)
As voters prepare to head to the polls, “Dancing With the Stars” headed to the Great White Way for Broadway night on Monday.
“Rent” star and “Let It Go” singer Idina Menzel was a special guest on ABC’s reality competition, and unlike John Travolta at the Oscars, no one butchered the pronunciation of her name.
Marilu Henner kicked off the show to take on a popular number from “Jersey Boys,” which Menzel called “amazing” and Bruno Tonioli said was “as bright and sizzling as a mid-summer’s day.”
Sadly, it proved to be too little, too late for the “Taxi” actress, who was the latest contestant to be eliminated on Season 23 as she failed to make it to next week’s semi-finals.
“I’ve had such a blast,” Henner gushed as she said thanks to as many people as possible during her quick goodbyes.
Earlier in the night, former NFL star Calvin Johnson Jr. practiced a purr-fect performance to a slow song from “Cats,” marking a sharp contrast to his usual energetic dances. “You’re beautiful, you’re smooth and there’s grace about it … I feel like this is one of your best dances,” Julianne Hough praised.
After getting a perfect score last week, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was back with his temporary pro partner — and a sparkling electric green suit and top hat as the Wizard of Oz.
Tony-winner Menzel has actually played the Wicked Witch of the West on Broadway, and said she would “share the stage” with Hinchcliffe any day. And despite a slight mess up in his routine, Hough proclaimed that he should be on Broadway.
“Little Women L.A.” reality Terra Jolé needed to make a big statement with her Charleston, which was a struggle because of her size. She won over Carrie-Ann Inaba, however, by focusing on what she can do instead of what she can’t. “You out perform everyone in this competition, you bring it every time,” she said.
Country singer Jana Kramer waltzed to a song from the musical “Waitress,” and despite her partner suffering a knee injury during rehearsals, Tonioli told her, “If you keep up that kind of service, you’re going to get huge tips.”
Gymnast Laurie Hernandez went back to the Prohibition-era for “Chicago,” and got high praises from the judges. “This was the perfect dance for you to use your strength, flexibility, your power,” Hough said, while Tonioli ruled she was “guilty of killing that tango.”
See video of Laurie Hernadez’s perfect score performance below.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m.